In January 2012, Penny e-mailed us from rural Ohio to say that she was trying to duplicate a worn out Chained Star quilt her husband’s mother and grandmother had made during the Depression. She was having trouble copying the pattern and wondered if we could find it for her. I printed templates in her preferred size from our Electric Quilt software and sent them to her.
In September 2013, we heard from Penny again. This time she had seen a string star quilt in a flea market and wanted to copy it. She knew how to do string quilting (an old technique with renewed popularity among Modern Quilt Guild members who love improvisation). But she needed help to draft and assemble the Lemoyne star blocks.
We look forward to hearing about Penny’s future projects and getting more members from across the country who want to make use of the terrific resources in our library. We think it’s the biggest, most accessible collection of quilting books, magazines, videos and patterns in the country!